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Whooping Cough Cases Double in Indiana in a Year, Prompting a Call to Vaccinate

Nationally, reported cases have risen in the last 15 years. In 2003, there were 11,647 cases in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Before that, the annual tally had not broken 10,000 since 1964. But since 2003, there have been over 10,000 cases each year. In 2009, there were 16,858 reported cases. In 2012, the year of the Washington outbreak, there were 48,277 cases nationwide. In 2015, the most recent year for which the C.D.C. provided statistics, there were 20,762. Much of this trend…

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Meet Aminé, a Joyful Rapper With an Eye on Politics

From a distance, Aminé (born Adam Amine Daniel) exudes glee and mischief. On the back of his laptop is a Supreme sticker cut up and reshuffled to read “penis.” On the cover of his album, he is seated on a blue toilet, naked from the calves up. A few weeks ago, he was selected as part of XXL magazine’s annual Freshmen list; on the magazine’s cover, he wore a T-shirt with several mispronunciations of his name. He was determined to release his album during the summer — “When who I…

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Texas mulls pulling police fleet of Ford Explorer SUVs off the road

July 27, 2017, 6:51 PM| Officials in Austin, Texas, are weighing whether to pull the police department’s entire fleet of Ford Explorer SUVs off the road over concerns of carbon monoxide leaks. More than 120 are already out of service, and multiple officers have been sickened while in the cars, Kris Van Cleave reports. Source: CBS News – United States

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Austin mulls pulling Ford Explorer police cruisers off the road

The state capital of Texas is considering pulling its police department’s entire fleet of Ford Explorer SUVs off the road.  More than 120 are already out of service. Sgt. Zachary LaHood is one of 18 Austin police officers who have been treated for carbon monoxide exposure after driving the department’s Ford Explorers. “I don’t remember if we hit a curb or if my head just hit the window and it woke me up but I remember swerving to miss a head-on collision,” LaHood said. He is now suing Ford. Play…

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With New Sanctions, Senate Forces President’s Hand on Russia

Last week, after House and Senate leaders announced an agreement on sanctions, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, the incoming White House press secretary, suggested that Mr. Trump would sign the final package. Since then, though, the administration has hedged, saying that Mr. Trump will have to review the measure. “The administration supports sanctions against Russia, Iran and North Korea. We continue to support strong sanctions against those three countries,” Ms. Sanders said on Thursday. “And we’re going to wait and see what that final legislation looks like, and make a decision at…

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Marine Corps grounds KC-130T fleet weeks after deadly crash

Smoke and flames rise from a military plane that crashed in a farm field in Itta Bena, Miss., July 10, 2017, in this frame from video. WLBT-TV via AP The Marine Corps is grounding its fleet of KC-130Ts until further notice, just weeks after one of the planes crashed in Mississippi, killing 15 Marines and one Navy sailor. The move to ground the planes comes out of an abundance of caution and will be in place until further notice, a U.S. official told CBS News. The grounding was first reported…

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3 charged in bust of massive sex trafficking ring

Mia Maree McNeil, 32; Quinton Brown, III, 30; Gerald Lavell Turner, 32 Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Office LOS ANGELES — Three people have been charged with pimping eight teens for commercial sex work in a ring that operated in California, Nevada and Texas, authorities said Thursday. The teens, between 15 and 17, were lured into the commercial sex operation that solicited customers through postings on the internet, Los Angeles County Sheriff Jim McDonnell said. Quinton Brown, 30, Gerald Lavell Turner, 32, and Mia McNeil, 32, face a total of 54 charges…

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An Ode to Shopping Malls

The French marble floors still gleamed under artificial light. It wasn’t quite a ruin, but it looked as if a viral outbreak had removed all life from the place. “They had loud pop music echoing through the mall, and I’m looking down this corridor, and there’s no people, no stores open,” Mr. Bell said. “It was really a sobering moment.” You can see his hushed reaction in the 10-minute video he filmed that day and posted to YouTube. Owings Mills turned out to be the pilot episode for what Mr….

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